Newly Released – Crashing Into Love
*Runs around Liza's blog screaming YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!*
Way back in the dead of winter, fabulous authors D'Ann Lindun and Brenda Dyer hatched a wonderful idea for a box set of romance stories based on love and survival. Each story starts with a plane crash, but the location is different. I chose a deserted Caribbean island. Remember it was the dead of winter at the time and I live in Canada. Dreams of palm trees and sandy beaches help fuel the energy to write this story.
In any story the characters need to be put into danger, so they can be rescued or show their savviness by getting out of the problem. I did a bit of digging on a well-known, but unnamed big search engine that starts with the letter G and discovered a fascinating thing that happened in real life. Perfect. Rookie flight attendant Lori's life is now in danger.
Brace For Impact Excerpt
She unclicked her seatbelt and pressed her hand on the bulkhead behind her. She stood, blindly feeling her way along the wall. Flashlight. Where is it? Should be right here. Her fingers wrapped around a long plastic cylinder. She tugged at a clasp and it released from the wall. The water was up to her ankles. Sobs filled her ears. She snapped her head up. They had to get off the plane before it sank.
She clicked the ON switch and waved it about. "Evacuate. Evacuate. This way. See my light." The beam danced across horrified faces framed in bloated, yellow life jackets. "This way. See my…"
A hiss built in volume behind her. It sounded like a massive snake. There weren't any snakes on this plane. She shuddered. What a scary movie that was. The hiss grew. The woman from 37D stood facing Lori. Her mouth open. Her eyes wide with terror. She pointed, releasing a piercing scream.
Something nudged the back of Lori's leg. A shiver of dread filled her. Could there actually be a snake? She'd heard rumors of bizarre things being stowed away on international flights. She turned. Blinked. Gasped.
Time slowed. Lori watched with disbelief at the ridiculous occurrence unfolding before her. Inch by inch, the evacuation slide expanded inside confined area of the aft galley. The door was still closed. She shone the light on it. Yes, the latch was in the locked position. Why was the chute deploying? Inside.
She bolted across the plane, to the opposite door and released the hatch. Water gushed in. She pushed against it to open the door wide enough to let her passengers escape. It wouldn't budge. With a loud grunt, she heaved with all her strength.
36C stood next to her. He leaned his shoulder against the door and slammed his weight against it. It wouldn't move.
"Everybody. Forward to the wings. Walk calmly. Don't push." She held the flashlight high so they could stumble through the darkness with a bit of light showing them the way.
She turned. The edge of the evacuation chute slid off the lavatory door and spat outward.
The horror of the situation flashed through Lori's mind. Move. Move now!
The length of time for a message to go from a brain to a person's feet was less time than it takes for an evacuation chute to smack someone in the chest.
The air ripped from Lori's lungs. Her feet slipped out from underneath her. The cool Caribbean water covered her face, filling her eyes, nose and mouth. She needed air. She tried to inhale. Only water filled her mouth. The weight of the chute pressed against her, pinning her under the water.
This is it. I'm dead. Lights swirled in her head. Her lungs convulsed, trying to drag in air. Tremors ripped through her muscles. Her brain screamed for her to breathe. Black swarmed through her.
Brace for Impact by Daryl Devoré. What could be simpler than a routine plane trip from Toronto, Canada to Caracas, Venezuela for rookie flight attendant, Lori, and sexy R.C.M.P. officer, Guy Lapierre? But Fate had other intentions.
Daryl Devore lives in an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a tamed feral cat and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or snow shoe across the back acres and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth and a meteorite. She's been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flew high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life's an adventure and Daryl's having fun living it.
Other Books by Daryl Devore
A Kept Woman
Sexy Red Hood
But that can't happen, right?
Pictured: Terrifying moment escape chute went off INSIDE United flight in mid-air forcing emergency landing in Wichita
- United Airlines flight 1463 was forced to land in Wichita, Kansas
- It had been bound for John Wayne Airport near LA from Chicago O'Hare
- The cause of the malfunction is not yet clear
- Passengers describe hearing a loud bang and hissing noise when it opened
- Cabin crew ran back from the inflating chute in terror, passenger says
Passengers used their smartphones to capture the terrifying moment an emergency chute inflated inside their jet as they flew across the Mid-West.
The huge inflatable chute, usually used for escaping the plane after a crash landing, burst into the cabin as the jet soared 40,000ft over Kansas.
Passengers described hearing a loud bang followed by a hissing noise, and seeing flight attendants recoil in horror, as the incident unfolded on the domestic flight from Chicago to Los Angeles.